The Child of Egypt: A True Story of Magic, Revenge, Revolution and the Last European Sorcerer
The Child of Egypt is a true story of magic, revolution, revenge and the last European sorcerer based on the life of Alessandro di Cagliostro.
Acharat is a child born with a job – to be the savior of Europe. The only father that he has ever known is his mysterious tutor Althotas who will only say that the boy was born the child of Christians of noble birth who met their ends in the fallen Ottoman province of Trebizond. In 1765, at the young age of fifteen, Acharat, Althotas and their servant, Zamore, embark on a trip to Egypt in order to complete the boy’s formal education. Here, in the cradle of civilization, the young boy learns horrible truths about the true identity of his beloved tutor and is given the chance to be initiated into the ancient and sacred rites of Egyptian mysticism – a sacral power granted only to a chosen few by God himself. The only catch is that he must agree to take on Althotas’ life work and use his new found mystical gifts to free the poor and indigent of the world from the thrall of cruel monarchical systems. This is a tall order for someone who had not yet reached the age of majority. By accepting, Acharat takes on the burden that destiny has placed before him.
Armed with this magical knowledge, Acharat spends twenty years establishing himself in European society before taking on the task set out for him by God. “The Child of Egypt” follows Acharat on a life long journey of self discovery as he takes on the guises of Joseph Balsamo and Cagliostro and sparks a bloody revolution (with the help of the Freemasons) that will tear down the Bourbon monarchy in France before setting his sights on the heart of the Christian world, the Pope in Rome and the entire Holy See itself. What Acharat learns on the way is that being a famous sorcerer and physician comes at price – it will cost him his wife, his dearest friends and, in the end, could cost him his soul.
- Jason Underhill, September 2011
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